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Jennifer Patterson

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Average rating: 4.36 · 134 ratings · 32 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
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Queering Sexual Violence by Jennifer  Patterson
"This is the book I always wanted to read.

This is activism. Ths is cobweb-cleaning. This is how it was. This is who we are now. This is where we go next.

We can't be stopped, we can't be stopped, we can't be stopped.

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“Sometimes it feels like my queerness was always there but I was too shell-shocked and splintered by violence to see it. When I finally did? It saved me. Opening up to my queerness saved me. Once I began to identify as queer, I began to require this dreaming and commitment to change from my partners. I define myself to claim myself, to foster a curated community of support”
Jennifer Patterson, Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement

“I can line up these moments of violence, precariously as dominoes. Sometimes I worry they will all fall; knocking each other down, knocking me down. Sometimes they do. Violence left me hollow. It left me enraged. It left me desperately needing to leave a body I couldn't trust. But most frustrating of all, violence left me too wounded to claim the space I needed in order to find fulfillment in the arms, heart, and body of a queer relationship.”
Jennifer Patterson, Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement

“..but I know my commitment to change and transformation is stronger than my commitment to self-destruction. In these moments, the need to rewrite the familiarity of violent reactions and hold oneself accountable becomes increasingly important. Patriarchy, misogyny, and sexism have a way of permeating all of us to our core. It is essential that we are all personally committed to not perpetuating further abuse upon each other's bodies.”
Jennifer Patterson, Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement




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